Thursday, 24 September 2015

The Hockey Show - Episode 158

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, is opening up the phone lines tonight as we take your calls on everything hockey! Specifically, we're going to chat about the Jets who are 0-1-1 after falling 1-0 in overtime to Minnesota and 3-2 to Edmonton, but we'll chat about anything and everything tonight that is brought up by you, the callers!

The one issue, however, that we won't be chatting about is the latest developments in the Patrick Kane saga as that story has gone from disgusting to absolute insanity. While it is a major story to be followed by journalists who are paid to do so, Beans and I are going to show the victim some respect by not dragging out all the details of what has happened over the last few weeks once more. The Hockey Show is not interested in piling on. Further to that, we're not lawyers, there are probably a bazillion details we don't have, and we're not going to jump to conclusions. If you call in and want to chat about the latest drama, we will change the subject very quickly. You've been warned. If you insist on pushing the subject, we'll just end the call. Got it? Alrighty then.

We'll ask a bunch of questions tonight, so get your thinking caps on. The Oilers scored a pair of power-play goals and a penalty shot goal, so it will need to be asked tonight if the Jets need to curb their penalty-filled ways if they hope to repeat the feat of making the playoffs this season. The Jets also went oh-fer-seven on the power-play, so is it time to panic just yet after the Jets have gone oh-fer-nine in two preseason tilts?

Phil Kessel's debut with the Penguins was a pretty good one as Pittsburgh downed the Carolina Hurricanes 7-3 in their opening preseason game. As Eliotte Friedman noted, "Phil Kessel scored on two even-strength tip-ins during his first game with the Penguins. How many tip-ins did he have at even strength in 2014-15? Answer: one." Will the offensively-gifted Penguins be able to bail out the defensively-liable Penguins when the time comes?

John Tortorella. Team USA. World Cup of Hockey. Is this a good move?

Josh Ho-Sang showed up late to the first day of Islanders training camp. The team made him run stairs for three hours before finally informing him he'd be going back to the OHL for showing up late. Ho-Sang, who had been having a pretty solid rookie camp, expressed his disappointment in his circumstance while GM Garth Snow stated, "Enough with the bull----. It's time to grow up." Is this a case where a GM should probably keep his mouth shut after the same GM traded up to get Ho-Sang in the NHL Entry Draft?

All of these questions and more, especially your questions, will be answered on The Hockey Show, so tune your radio dial in the Winnipeg region to 101.5 FM or you can listen live between 5:30pm and 6:30pm CT on your web-enabled device at the UMFM webpage! You can tweet me anytime with questions you may have for Big Ern by hitting me up at @TeebzHBIC on Twitter. You can also post some stuff to Facebook if you use the "Like" feature, and I always have crazy stuff posted there that doesn't make it to the blog or show. Your calls, questions, comments, complaints, and everything else is featured on The Hockey Show only on 101.5 UMFM!

**UPDATE**: Amanda Schubert and Alana Serhan of the University of Manitoba Bisons women's hockey team dropped in to say hi! We had a good discussion about their off-season, the new kids in camp, their preseason, and more! That's the first half-hour of the show! Thanks, ladies!

PODCAST: September 24, 2015: Episode 158

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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